KMAD community initiatives

KMAD supports a number of initiatives to create longer term, sustainable benefits for the Mine’s host communities. Here are some of the projects KMAD has supported to date:

According to the charity Water Aid, two in five people in Mozambique live without access to clean drinking water close to home. To aid the Moma Mine's host communities, KMAD has drilled 30 boreholes to provide clean drinking water for approximately 45,000 people.

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. As part of KMAD's healthcare development programmes, KMAD has constructed three community health centres in Mititicoma, Pilivili and Cotocuane.

In 2023, KMAD also signed a contract for the construction of a new district hospital.

Ensuring all children obtain a good quality education is the foundation for creating sustainable development. In the past 20 years, KMAD has constructed over 80 classrooms for local schools and supplied over 2,600 desks and other educational materials. KMAD has also provided over 250 scholarships for local children to obtain secondary school education.

KMAD supports employment opportunities for local people that deliver sustainable economic growth, while not harming the environment. In the past 17 years, KMAD has provided funding for more than 100 small businesses, including grocery stores, poultry projects, vegetable farms that supply the Mine's kitchens, sewing projects and carpentry workshops.

To provide people in the Mine's host communities with the opportunity to learn new skills and undertake vocational training, in 2017 KMAD constructed a technical training college. Courses are taught on subjects including electrics, mechanical construction, and industrial electronics, or civil construction, with the objective of giving local people the necessary skills to start their own businesses or to gain employment with Kenmare. In 2023, the first students graduated from the Technical College, including 23 female students sponsored by Kenmare.